2019 Articles


As a 75th Article Special, today I recount the story of my Tamiya TT-01 and the racing brilliance it achieved. Part 1 takes a look at the early development which occurred as I was introduced to the world of RC racing and got up to speed against the carbon fibre competition at the University of Hertfordshire RC club. By Sean Smith

After a high octane start to the season, the IndyCar circus is coming home. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at IndyCar’s crown jewel event and gives some pointers for who to watch out for when the fastest race in the world goes green on May 26th for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. By Sean Smith

As 2019’s motorsport season quietly whispers its way back onto track, today Stelvio Automotive goes back to when racing cars were nothing less than an audible assault on your eardrums with some pretty colour schemes attached and remembers the short-lived AutoGP series. By Sean Smith

Most 50 year old “rookie” drivers don’t get many column inches all around the internet, but most 50 year old rookies aren’t a 2-time Formula 1 World Champion. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the greatest ‘Flying Finn’, Mclaren’s “new” signee, Mika Häkkinen. By Sean Smith

Finally, in 2019, we will see the first Chinese car company racing against the biggest names on the World stage. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at Volvo’s sister company, Lynk & Co as they join the World Touring Car Cup and sees how they could shape the future of the car industry. By Sean Smith

10 years after the infamous collapse of A1 Grand Prix, today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the South African based AFRIX series which is looking to bring back the Ferrari powered, 620bhp Gen 2 cars to the track in a new Pan-African series hoping to bring Motorsport back to the continent. By Sean Smith

Kicking off the new series, today Stelvio Automotive's first race report comes from the West Country at Melksham's WWMCC and the March 2019 1 day Championship. 25 cars and drivers, 3 qualis, 2 races, winner takes all, with close, fast racing and some surprise to top it off. By Alistair Walker

Speed, downforce, concentration, hours of set up work, expense, enjoyment and adrenaline, all synonymous with top level motorsport... even at 1:10th of the scale. Today Stelvio Automotive's new writer gives an introduction into the sport of RC racing with the new season mere moments away. By Alistair Walker

What do you get when a British sports and race car manufacturer decides to enter the supercar scene? Well, you’re about to find out. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the UK’s biggest, small car company and their Le Mans derived road car to take on the big guns. By Sean Smith

French concept cars are the very definition of the term, in that, they almost never become reality. But today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at one which not only has a possibility of bucking the trend, but actually should for the good of the company who designed it. By Sean Smith

10 years ago, Formula 1 brought in a few, seemingly simple, rule changes which were to bring the manufacturers to their knees and re-shape the sport for years to come. Today Stelvio Automotive looks back at the greatest ever F1 season and the Brawn GP miracle. By Sean Smith

12 years on from their perfect season, after a change of ownership, a huge development effort, millions of man-hours and unparalleled amounts of heart, passion and flair, 2019 could finally see the re-crowning of Italy’s National team. Today Stelvio Automotive looks back at Ducati and evaluates their MotoGP title prospects. By Sean Smith